Last update: June 6, 2014

Hamamelis Virginiana

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Leaves of the plant and sometimes bark also are used. It contains tannins, pro anthocyanidins and flavonic heterosides (quercitrin, isoquercitrin).

Venous-tonic and anti-inflammatory properties have not been well established.

The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health authorizes its use locally and by suppositories.


We do not have alternatives for Hamamelis Virginiana since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

Hamamelis Virginiana is also known as Winterbloom. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Hamamelis Virginiana belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Hamamelis Virginiana in its composition:

  • Dermitina™. Contains other elements than Hamamelis Virginiana in its composition


  1. WHO. World Health Organization. Geneva. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 2. WHO monographs. 1999 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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